India vs West Indies: 3rd ODI - Hits and flops of the match

Shikhar Dhawan celebrates after completing his century

Shikhar Dhawan celebrates after completing his century

India won the 3 match ODI series with a very convincing victory in Kanpur. Let’s take a look at the hits and flops of the match.


1. India wins the toss

Dhoni winning the toss was the biggest plus point of the day for India, as it made sure that India did not bat first on a cold morning. Indian bowlers took advantage of the early morning swing and restricted the West Indian openers to just 39 runs in first 10 overs.

2. Shikhar Dhawan

After missing out in the first two games, Shikhar Dhawan came out today focussed to make a big score. The best part was his batting in the partnership with Yuvraj Singh, where he focussed on his own game, giving confidence to his struggling partner.

3. Sunil Narine

This mystery spinner from West Indies has probably made every Indian batsman uncomfortable in this series. Even yesterday, he managed to weave a web around Yuvraj Singh. Evidence was his 32 runs in his 10 overs with the wicket of Yuvraj Singh. One might be scratching their heads, trying to figure out why he was not in the test match squad?

4. The two Darrens

Darren Bravo and Darren Sammy got together for yet another partnership to help West Indies end strongly. Darren Sammy used his long handle to hit a few blows at the end, while Bravo Jr. scored a 50 and attacked the spinners for maximum profit.


1. Virat Kohli

Seems like the luck was not shining today on Virat Kohli. First he dropped a sitter of Powell in slips off Ashwin. Then, while batting, he got out to Rampaul, due to his indecision of playing or leaving the ball, when he edged it to the keeper.

2. Death overs bowling

Dhoni claimed that India`s bowling had improved in this series. But, 41 runs in the last 3 overs say something different.

3. Dwayne Bravo

The commentators on air at the time wondered why Bravo brought Simmons on to bowl, despite having himself in the attack. He had overs left in his quota and he is clearly more experienced bowler and the captain.

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